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WestLB AG - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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WestLB AG (WestLB) is a financial service provider. The group along with its subsidiaries conducts a wide array of banking and related financial services business. It also acts as a central institution for the savings banks in North Rhine-Westphalia and Brandenburg. The products and services offered by the group include lending, structured finance, investment banking services, capital markets business, asset management, transaction services and real estate financing. WestLB is headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany. The group is currently undergoing major structural changes. In December 2011, the European Commission approved the final restructuring plan of WestLB AG which was signed in June 2011. As per the restructuring plan, Verbundbank with total assets of approximately €40 billion to be spun off and transferred to Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thuringen, and WestLB will become a service and portfolio management bank (SPM-Bank).

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									                                   WestLB AG - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDFS34173SA                                                                                          Publication Date: MAR 2012

          Herzogstrabe 15                                    Phone             +49 211 82601                    Revenue         1,457 (million EUR)
          Dusseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen                    Fax               +49 211 8266119                  Net Profit      NA
          40217                                              Website           www.westlb.com                   Employees       4,622
          Germany                                            Exchange                                           Industry        Financial Services

       Company Overview
       WestLB AG (WestLB) is a financial service provider. The group along with its subsidiaries conducts a wide array of banking and
       related financial services business. It also acts as a central institution for the savings banks in North Rhine-Westphalia and
       Brandenburg. The products and services offered by the group include lending, structured finance, investment banking services,
       capital markets business, asset management, transaction services and real estate financing. WestLB is headquartered in
       Dusseldorf, Germany.


       The group is currently undergoing major structural changes.
       Key Executives                                                             SWOT Analysis
                     Name                                Title                     WestLB AG, SWOT Analysis
         Dietrich Voigtlander              Chairman                                Strengths                            Weaknesses
         Thomas Grob                       Chief Financial Officer
                                                                                                                        Decline in Top Line
         Hubert Beckmann                   Vice Chairman                           Capital Adequacy                     Performance
         Werner Taiber                     Director
                                                                                   Market Presence                      Impairment Charge for Credit
         Klemens Breuer                    Member Managing Board                                                        Losses
        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        GlobalData
                                                                                   Opportunities                        Threats
        Key Competitors                                                            Business Restructuring Plan          Basel III Norms on Capital
         DZ BANK AG                                                                                                     Requirements
                                                                                   Positive Outlook for Global
         Deutsche Bank AG                                                          Wealth Market                        Sovereign Debt Crisis
         UniCredit Bank AG
         KfW Bankengruppe
                                                                                  Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData
        UBS AG
        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        GlobalData


       Recent Developments

       Sep 23, 2011                  DOE Finalizes Partial Loan Guarantee Of Nearly $170m To Granite Reliable Power
       Aug 29, 2011                  Etrion Completes 10 MW Solar Project In Italy
       Aug 10, 2011                  Entegra Power Secures Credit For Natural Gas-fired Gila River Power Station In Arizona
       Aug 03, 2011                  Evonik Renews Syndicated Credit Facility Over €1.5 Billion
       Jul 15, 2011                  GMR Energy Achieves Financial Close For 800 MW Combined Cycle Project At Jurong Island,
                                     Singapore
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData




WestLB AG - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review                                                                                      Reference Code: GDFS34173SA
Source : www.globalcompanyintelligence.com                                                                                                              Page 1
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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       WestLB AG - Key Facts...................................................................................................................................................................... 4
       WestLB AG - Key Employees............................................................................................................................................................. 5
       WestLB AG - Key Employee Biographies........................................................................................................................................... 6
       WestLB AG - Major Products and Services ........................................................................................................................................ 7
       WestLB AG - History .......................................................................................................................................................................... 8
       WestLB AG - Company Statement ................................................................................................................................................... 10
       WestLB AG - Locations And Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................................ 11
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 11
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 14
       WestLB AG - Business Description .................................................................................................................................................. 14
       WestLB AG - SWOT Analysis .......................................................................................................................................................... 15
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 15
          WestLB AG - Strengths................................................................................................................................................................. 15
             Strength - Capital Adequacy ..................................................................................................................................................... 15
             Strength - Market Presence ...................................................................................................................................................... 15
          WestLB AG - Weaknesses ........................................................................................................................................................... 15
             Weakness - Decline in Top Line Performance .......................................................................................................................... 15
             Weakness - Impairment Charge for Credit Losses .................................................................................................................... 15
          WestLB AG - Opportunities........................................................................................................................................................... 16
             Opportunity - Business Restructuring Plan................................................................................................................................ 16
             Opportunity - Positive Outlook for Global Wealth Market .......................................................................................................... 16
             Opportunity - Stable Banking System........................................................................................................................................ 16
          WestLB AG - Threats .................................................................................................................................................................... 16
             Threat - Basel III Norms on Capital Requirements .................................................................................................................... 16
             Threat - Sovereign Debt Crisis .................................................................................................................................................. 16
             Threat - Lower Interest Rate ..................................................................................................................................................... 17
       WestLB AG - Key Competitors ......................................................................................................................................................... 18
       WestLB AG, Recent Deals Summary ............................................................................................................................................... 19
       Section 3 – Company’s Recent Developments ................................................................................................................................ 22
          WestLB AG, Recent Developments .............................................................................................................................................. 22
             Sep 23, 2011: DOE Finalizes Partial Loan Guarantee Of Nearly $170m To Granite Reliable Power ....................................... 22
             Aug 29, 2011: Etrion Completes 10 MW Solar Project In Italy .................................................................................................. 22
             Aug 10, 2011: Entegra Power Secures Credit For Natural Gas-fired Gila River Power Station In Arizona ............................... 22
             Aug 03, 2011: Evonik Renews Syndicated Credit Facility Over €1.5 Billion .............................................................................. 23
             Jul 15, 2011: GMR Energy Achieves Financial Close For 800 MW Combined Cycle Project At Jurong Island, Singapore ...... 23
             Jun 22, 2011: Gamesa Signs €1.2 Billion Syndicated Loan Due 2014-2016 ............................................................................ 24
             Apr 06, 2011: Enerjisa Signs New Debt Package Of €700m For Second Phase Of Its Investment Program ........................... 24
             Mar 07, 2011: Shams Power Announces Financial Close Of Shams 1 CSP Project ................................................................ 25
       Section 4 – 
								
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